The Association for Information Science and Technology
Special Interest Group: Information Architecture
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Information Architecture Communities


Diversity in IA



Welcoming You to SIG-IA at ASIST

Local IA groups in the U.S.A and around the world

The SIG-IA e-List

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Growing, diverse, and now world-wide


Information architecture is a field attracting members of many different disciplines, including web designers, digital librarians, software developers, user interface designers, cognitive scientists, applied anthropologists, project managers, multimedia artists, and educators, to name just a few. These practioners and researchers bring the strong principles and methodologies of their own disciplines to the new and emerging field of IA and this benefits us all.


Until recently, those who practiced IA operated largely on their own, without the benefit of a professional community. Now, SIG-IA has begun to play an important role by providing a central gathering place: channels for discussion, learning, and professional development.


Over the past year, SIG-IA has become a dynamic, growing community of IA practitioners joining in different ways and sharing resources:

  • the SIG-IA e-list - Join a forum encouraging the active participation of people all levels who are interested in IA

  • SIG-IA Web - Contribute to a growing channel for interactive communication about information architecture.

  • Local IA Groups - Join one, and be part of a growing network of local, independent organizations.

  • Participate in ASIST, the parent organization of SIG-IA . Find further resources in all areas of information science.

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